When I was a little girl, I would spend hours happily playing with one of my mother’s wooden spoons. It was a fairy wand, a fencing sword, a drum stick, a jet plane… I imagined myself as a chef, an orchestra conductor, or a dragon slayer.
Now that I have little ones, I’m always looking for simple, classic toys that encourage the same kind of open-ended creative play. Playsilks definitely fit the bill!
I received a set of emerald, royal blue, and rainbow Sarah’s Silks playsilks from Eko Bear, a proudly Canadian retailer of natural, organic, and eco-friendly toys. These lightweight silk squares have rolled hems and measure 35″x35″. They’re hand washable and come in 18 solid colours plus rainbow coloured and star print. Silk is a natural fiber and renewable resource, making playsilks an eco-friendly toy. The dyes used on these playsilks are non-toxic, non-hazardous, environmentally friendly, and free of heavy metals.
Playsilks are incredibly versatile and foster creative play. Their uses are endless! A playsilk can be a cape, a skirt, a flag, a puppet theatre curtain, a tablecloth, a veil, a doll sling, a picnic blanket, or fairy wings. Kids can use playsilks to juggle, perform magic tricks, or just improvise a fun dance routine. My baby loves playing peekaboo with ours, and you could even use one as beautiful and reusable gift wrapping.
While I was taking pictures for this post, I couldn’t help but have a little fun of my own. Here you can see a group of friends chatting around the waterhole. Little do they know who’s eying them hungrily from a distance. What do you think will happen?
About Eko Bear
Eko Bear is a proudly Canadian online store of organic and eco-friendly toys based in Ottawa, Ontario. Eko Bear offers affordable, greener options for you, your children and our planet. All the research is done for you; every product is eco-friendly. From biodegradable toys, toys made from recycled materials, toys made with sustainability in mind and, just as importantly, made with colours that are safe for your little ones as well as our planet.
Playsilks retail for $14.95. Shop for these or one of the hundreds of other environmentally friendly, natural toys at Eko Bear. Check out Eko Bear’s Eco Toys Holiday Gift Guide for more ideas! Not sure what to get? Eko Bear sells e-gift cards as well, so every present is perfect!
From now until December 31, 2013, Eko Bear is offering FREE Canada Post expedited shipping within Canada on all orders of $75 or more. No coupon required! Offer is automatically applied on orders with a subtotal of $75 or more before taxes and gift wrapping and excludes the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the United States.
One lucky Canadian reader will win any item from Eko Bear under $50 with free shipping. Pick your own prize! This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, 18+. Entries will be verified. Delivery is not guaranteed by Christmas so please plan accordingly.
Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Danielle!
Disclosure: I received sample items for review purposes. All opinions are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.